If you have double vision (diplopia) and other treatment options have not been successful, your eye care specialist at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, part of the University of Miami Health System, may recommend you undergo surgery. Surgery on your eye muscles can help correct the position of your eyes to reduce the double vision.
Who is a Candidate?
If you have diplopia and other treatments – such as doing special eye exercises, wearing glasses, and using prism eyeglasses – have not been successful, speak with your eye care professional to see if surgery is an option for you.
What to Expect
This surgery will be performed on an outpatient basis, but you will be under general anesthesia (fully asleep). During the procedure, your surgeon will use an instrument called a lid speculum to keep your eye open. The surgeon makes a tiny incision in your conjunctiva (thin tissue layer covering the eye muscles). Depending on the issue that is causing your diplopia, your surgeon adjusts your eye muscles to correct the double vision.
You should be able to return home that same day. You may notice soreness and redness in your eye for up to several weeks after the surgery. You may need to take oral (by mouth) antibiotic medication and steroid eye drops for a few days or weeks.
Why Choose Bascom Palmer Eye Institute?
Ranked #1 by U.S. News & World Report. Bascom Palmer Eye Institute is the top-rated facility in the country for the treatment of diseases and disorders of the eye, according to U.S. News & World Report. When you choose us for your eye care, you will receive the best care in the nation in a compassionate setting.
Specialized Surgical Suites. Our operating rooms were created with eye patients in mind. They are equipped with specialized tools, instruments and technology, and staffed by surgeons, nurses and anesthesiologists trained to work with ophthalmic patients.